from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A relatively small, usually open craft of a size that might be carried aboard a ship.
- noun An inland vessel of any size.
- noun A ship or submarine.
- noun A dish shaped like a boat.
- intransitive verb To travel by boat.
- intransitive verb To ride a boat for pleasure.
- intransitive verb To transport by boat.
- intransitive verb To place in a boat.
- idiom (in the same boat) In the same situation as another or others.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To transport in a boat: as, to
boatgoods across a lake.
- To provide with boats.
- To go in a boat; row.
- noun A small vessel or water-craft; especially, a small open vessel moved by oars.
- noun Any vessel for navigation: usually described by another word or by a prefix denoting its use or mode of propulsion: as, a packet-boat, passage-boat, steamboat, etc. The term is frequently applied colloquially to vessels even of the largest size.
- noun Any open dish or vessel resembling a boat: as, a gravy-boat; a butter-boat.
- noun In the Roman Catholic Church, the vessel containing the incense to be placed in the thurible when needed.
- noun A narrow, shallow vessel of platinum or porcelain which serves to hold a substance that is to be subjected to ultimate analysis, or to the action of gases, and which for that purpose is placed in a glass or porcelain tube.
- noun A small device attached to each side of a loom for weaving a plain selvage in a fabric having a twill or figured weave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To transport in a boat.
- transitive verb To place in a boat.
- transitive verb See under
- noun A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.
- noun Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class.
- noun A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape.
- noun See under
- noun (Naut.) an iron hook with a point on the back, fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log, etc.
- noun a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a
- noun [Colloq.] in the same situation or predicament.
- intransitive verb To go or row in a boat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
craftused for transportationof goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelledby oarsor outboard motoror inboard motoror by wind.
- noun poker slang A
- noun chemistry One of two possible
conformationsof cyclohexanerings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
- verb To travel by boat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
- noun a small vessel for travel on water
- verb ride in a boat on water
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Another boat with purse nets surrounds the light boat with nets and pulls in the catch.
For if the boat be left to its own course, both it and the cork will float down together; and if the use of the oars or paddles be resumed, the distance between the boat and the cork will proceed to develope itself exactly according to the rate of the _boat_, without any regard to that of the _stream_.
[_Sanguine_ lifts _Eugenia_ into the boat, and the masque receives her.] _Eug. _ (_from the boat_) Great nature! speed my dying words!
In the first example, William and Henry are represented as jointly owning a boat; in the second, each is represented as owning a separate boat -- _boat_ is understood after _William's_.
When John Fitch's boat stemmed the current of the Delaware, contending successfully with sail boats, it was called, in derision, the _scheme boat_.
Our opinions, our convictions and doctrines and standards, are simply the particular thing that will make the boat go -- _our boat_, naturally, for they may very often be just the thing that will sink another.
Every week, they publish that a boat is arriving, facing the indifference from the authorities, to take away the material from the looting of these metals.
It was a photograph of a gray-haired man rowing a boat at sea, and in the bow of the boat is a rhinocerous.
Yes | No | Report from Ramcatt wrote 1 year 1 week ago naked women in the boat is a passion I can get * ahem* behind ...
There are some slipstream and new weird and magic realist stories I like, but what really floats my boat is aliens, robots and spaceships.